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What went down at the 66th Primetime Emmys

After Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Sherlock were the second biggest winners of the night

The Emmys: Jim Parsons wins for Big Bang Theory, Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock

Modern Family received trophies for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

It's believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book

'Mardaani' to be tax free in MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

He said the movie brought into focus the evil of trafficking of women and young girls

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Celebrating a city

As Chennai turns 375, an eclectic set of events has been planned to mark this historic occasion. From heritage walks to cycling trails, film ...

See me if you can

Chinese artist Liu Bolin's unique style of performance art has him being painted to blend entirely into various backgrounds

Why Priyanka Chopra was picked to play Mary Kom

The author goes behind the scenes to see how the soon-to-be-released biopic on the legendary boxer was made

Wistful in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, once an alpine retreat, isn't what it used to be. But its rolling meadows, wildflowers and deodars are still magical

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A smart shirt to monitor heart rate

NTT I3 develops software for parent company's wearable electrodes fabric

Your Facebook photos may hold clues to your personality

The study was done by the department of psychology at the University of Wolverhampton

Dress dictators

With TNCA Club's dress code figuring in the Tamil Nadu assembly, clubs across India are under the lens for their archaic regulations

Actor in a Wodehousian comedy

Rahul Jacob has experienced the delightful and the ridiculous in clubs with rooms the size of basketball courts but utterly illogical rules

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The nature of divinity

Plant worship is universal. There is no human civilisation or religious tradition in which plants do not figure since life on earth would not be ...

Potted histories of some eminent Asians

If Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's invocations of Asia are taken as some kind of pan-Asian commitment, his "eat grass" rhetoric must be treated as ...

Learning democracy in West Asia

It isn't easy to track down a positive word about West Asia these days. Then again, Juan Cole is not your typical observer. A professor of ...

Indian oasis

For close to a century, an Indian Muslim family that has roots in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh has been looking after an Indian hospice in the ...

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Nilanjana S Roy

Nilanjana S Roy: U R Ananthamurthy - 1932-2014
Nilanjana S Roy

The education of U R Ananthamurthy, the redoubtable Kannada writer who died at the age of 81, was as distinctively Indian as his writings would ...

Malavika Sangghvi

Falling stars
Malavika Sangghvi

Williams, it is believed, also suffered from mounting anxiety about his finances

Alok Chandra

The grapes of wrath
Alok Chandra

Hundreds of containers have been stuck at ports awaiting FSSAI approval. It is reported that rejections have been due to the flimsiest of

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Can Federer do it at the US Open?

Federer's advantage is his versatility. He can produce an ace when in trouble. But he has to watch out for unforced errors, which often are the ...

A bat with the cutting 'edge'

The Indian batsmen's slack technique may have led to another embarrassing series defeat abroad, but here is an interesting innovation that can ...

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Polgar will always be remembered as the woman who comprehensively broke the gender barrier

Chess (#1109)

China took gold (19 points from 22) and India took bronze (17) in an excellent Olympiad for the two Asian giants

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Mini Cooper Countryman

Mini Cooper Countryman: Stunning retro looks and luxury

The Mini Countryman may have its quirks, but its luxury quotient is unquestionable

Smart way out of the traffic mess

Ford challenges developers of apps to come up with solutions for monsoon driving in Mumbai and trauma victims in Delhi

The adventure bike for long-distance thrills

The Suzuki V-Strom is a sport tourer that capably takes on different road conditions

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG is a cracker on the road

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is easily the most attractive four-door coupe of its generation. It drives hard, but can leave you reaching for the ...

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Vivek Gambhir

Coffee with BS: Vivek Gambhir

Godrej Consumer Products' MD revels in his 2-city life between Mumbai and Delhi

Zubin Irani

Lunch with BS: Zubin Irani

In the fitness of things

Ruchira Ghose

Lunch with BS: Ruchira Ghose

The art of promoting crafts

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...